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General words for insults and insulting - synonyms or related words

cut

noun

American

a comment or action that hurts someone’s feelings

insult

noun

an offensive remark

insult

noun

something that seems to show a lack of respect for someone or something

jibe

noun

a comment that is intended to annoy or offend someone

kiss-off

noun

informal

a rude way of telling someone that they are no longer wanted

name

noun

a word or words that someone calls another person in order to insult them

name-calling

noun

the act of saying insulting things to or about someone

offence

the British spelling of offense

offense

noun

something that you do or say which makes someone else angry or upset

offense

noun

something that makes you feel angry and upset because it is insulting, unfair, or morally wrong

slight

noun

a remark or action that offends someone

slur

noun

a remark that is intended to insult someone or to damage their reputation

snark

noun

American

informal

unkind remarks or criticism

snub

noun

an action or remark that is intended to snub someone

swipe

noun

informal

a spoken or written attack on someone or something

trash talk

noun

American

negative or insulting things that you say to or about someone, especially an opponent

rebuff

noun

a slap in the face

action or criticism that is unkind and that makes you feel sad or disappointed

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spogs

spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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